This past Friday the bassist was in a serious motorcycle accident with his girlfriend that led to him being in an induced coma so that doctors could monitor his injuries. However, yesterday afternoon the band released a statement revealing that the bassist had passed as a result of his injuries, saying:
It is with deep regret and saddened hearts that we must tell you that Athon passed away this morning from injuries sustained from his motorcycle accident. Doctors told us that he suffered irreparable brain damage shortly after the accident. He has been in a coma and sustained by life support until now. As per his wishes, we removed Athon from his life support systems and his organs will be donated. His body will be cremated and a memorial is being planned for family and friends in Savannah. He was 32 years old and will be forever missed. Thank you all for your support during this devastating time for us, it would have made him proud.
May he R.I.P., our condolences to his family and friends. Here are some kind words that friends have shared of the late musician: